(WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 14, 2020) The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s “Settlements and Solutions” project has been updated to include proposed maps from the Trump administration’s “Peace to Prosperity” vision, the research institution announced today.
The Trump administration’s peace plan, unveiled last month, demonstrated that territory remains one of the major components of a future two-state solution.
“Settlements and Solutions,” an interactive map of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, is a first-of-its-kind product from the Washington Institute’s Project on Arab-Israel Relations, helmed by Ziegler Distinguished Fellow David Makovsky. A crucial resource for politicians, policymakers, and journalists, this tool depicts the geographical and demographic delineation of settlement activity, providing important context and detail for what a future two-state solution would have to take into account.
“When we plugged the Trump administration’s proposed peace plan into our project, it was like going from black-and-white to color film,” remarked David Makovsky. “With our map, we’re able to see what the effect of this plan would look like, on the ground, in every single settlement in the West Bank.”